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Title A modern Frankenstein
Published 2006


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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series The Anatomists
Summary This documentary profiles Professor Gunther Von Hagens as he prepares for his 2002 Body Worlds exhibition in London. The Body Worlds exhibition displayed 25 human corpses and more than 200 body parts preserved in plastic and arranged in provocative poses. Von Hagens' projects are considered by many to be shocking and he has been vilified by religious groups, and disowned by many within both the artistic and scientific communities. He has been called the 'Walt Disney of Death' (an epithet he embraces), and compared to Frankenstein. This documentary draws comparison to other artists that have blurred the boundary between anatomical study and art and looks at how the two disciplines have been connected for centuries. (From the UK, in English) M (A) WS --SBS-TV Website
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast July 10, 2006, March 19, 2007. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Windfall Films / Four Television Corporation
Credits Produced and directed by Kate Barker
Performer Narrator: Paul Brightwell
Notes DVD
Rated: M
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Von Hagens, Gunther
Dead in art
Human dissection
Author Barker, Kate
Brightwell, Paul
Hagens, Gunther von
Other Titles Anatomist Gunther Von Hagens